Swiing is back // Umit Benan 2014 Menswear

Swiing is back // Umit Benan 2014 Menswear

Posted On: July 11, 2014

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Text by Marilena Cadau [Geneva] // 2014.10.07 The first time I heard about Umit Benan was ...

Design thinking // Myanmar Center

Design thinking // Myanmar Center

Posted On: July 10, 2014

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Frog design and PointB in collaboration with the Myanmar Ministry of Education and Mawlamyine University ...

The Next Black // Future of clothing

The Next Black // Future of clothing

Posted On: May 29, 2014

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'The Next Black' is an online documentary that shows us what it is going on ...

Constantin Brâncuși // Sculptor

Constantin Brâncuși // Sculptor

Posted On: May 19, 2014

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"Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."  Constantin Brâncuși When I ...

Catholic Church Fashion Show. Roma ’72 // Fellini

Catholic Church Fashion Show. Roma ’72 // Fellini

Posted On: May 14, 2014

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Last night I had the change to watch again the movie Roma directed by Federico Fellini. ...

Luciano Biban // Graphic Designer and Painter

Luciano Biban // Graphic Designer and Painter

Posted On: May 14, 2014

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Probably mostly of you have never heard about Luciano Biban, but I am sure you ...

The Oorijzer // Headdress adornment

The Oorijzer // Headdress adornment

Posted On: May 9, 2014

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I have a recent obsession with a nice headdress adornment since, I have spotted it ...

Nathan Craven // Bricks

Nathan Craven // Bricks

Posted On: May 2, 2014

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I love the bespoken ceramic pieces done by artist Nathan Craven. "He designs small extruded ceramic ...

Eliot Porter & Ellen Auerbach // Mexican Celebration

Eliot Porter & Ellen Auerbach // Mexican Celebration

Posted On: April 28, 2014

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I have to admit that I love the series of pictures taken by Eliot Porter ...

Rudolf Stainer // Alchemy of the Everyday

Rudolf Stainer // Alchemy of the Everyday

Posted On: April 28, 2014

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Rudolf Stainer, who founded the Waldorf schools (here is the link to know more about ...

Fabienne Verdier // Calligraphy

Fabienne Verdier // Calligraphy

Posted On: April 14, 2014

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I love Fabienne Verdier's artworks, that are the result of a specific creation process, first of ...

Jewellery Creations // Salvador Dalí

Jewellery Creations // Salvador Dalí

Posted On: March 24, 2014

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“My art encom­passes physics, math­e­mat­ics, archi­tec­ture, nuclear sci­ence – the psycho-nuclear, the mystico-nuclear – and ...

Franco Maria Ricci // The Aristocrat

Franco Maria Ricci // The Aristocrat

Posted On: March 1, 2014

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My favorite publishing house if Franco Maria Ricci [FMR], so visually elegant with a strong ...

Chinese Paper Cutting // Cultural Heritage

Chinese Paper Cutting // Cultural Heritage

Posted On: February 18, 2014

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One of my favorite books that I have bought during my travels it is "Paper ...

Palazzo Mocenigo // Between Fashion & Alchemy

Palazzo Mocenigo // Between Fashion & Alchemy

Posted On: February 11, 2014

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Few months ago I had the change to visit Palazzo Mocenigo in Venice, that it has just ...

Pupe coi baffi // The legend of an amphora with mustache

Pupe coi baffi // The legend of an amphora with mustache

Posted On: December 28, 2013

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Recently I had the chance to lissen to a curious legend about a ceramic object, ...

Neapolitan Crib // Il Presepio

Neapolitan Crib // Il Presepio

Posted On: December 24, 2013

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"During three weeks or a month, there is a species of devotion to be seen ...

MahJong // Timeless game

MahJong // Timeless game

Posted On: December 12, 2013

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Originated in China Mahjong is a game that has always had a certain charm. It ...

Kintsugi // When mending become an art

Kintsugi // When mending become an art

Posted On: December 6, 2013

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After reading this post if it will happen that accidentally you broken one of your ...

Yaacov Agam // Kaleidoscopic Art

Yaacov Agam // Kaleidoscopic Art

Posted On: December 2, 2013

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Yaacov Agam is the most famous living Israeli artist and sculptor. He is famous for ...

Felix Agostini // Delicate sculptural pieces

Felix Agostini // Delicate sculptural pieces

Posted On: November 19, 2013

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A visual artist that I really like is Felix Agostini (1910-1980). Some of his pieces ...

Dino Basaldella // Primitive Jewelry

Dino Basaldella // Primitive Jewelry

Posted On: November 13, 2013

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Dino Basaldella was a famous sculptor, together with his two artist brothers, Mirko and Afro ...

The Corners of Madrid: Nänai

The Corners of Madrid: Nänai

Posted On: November 13, 2013

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Text by Giovanni Morisi // Madrid I've come to Madrid two months ago, the 7th of ...

A Stylish porcelain item // Ginger Jar

A Stylish porcelain item // Ginger Jar

Posted On: November 5, 2013

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Recently I have bought two antique chinese ginger jars as a decorative item. I love ...

Weekly Mood Board // Macramé

Weekly Mood Board // Macramé

Posted On: November 3, 2013

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I have started to list all Macramé pieces that I have collected from all around the ...

The Collector’s eye // Japanese and Chinese Seal

The Collector’s eye // Japanese and Chinese Seal

Posted On: October 30, 2013

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We have to admit that we have a recently obsession: Japanese and Chinese Seal. "Seal is a ...

Tomaso Buzzi // La Scarzuola

Tomaso Buzzi // La Scarzuola

Posted On: October 30, 2013

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I am planning a trip in Umbria and this time I will definitely visit "La ...

Kokeshi // Japanese wooden Dolls

Kokeshi // Japanese wooden Dolls

Posted On: October 15, 2013

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Recently I have bought some Japanese wooden dolls, I was affacinated by the shape and ...

Ernst Haeckel // Art Forms of Nature

Ernst Haeckel // Art Forms of Nature

Posted On: September 24, 2013

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Ernst Haeckel was a German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, professor and artist. Ernst Haeckel is credited with ...

Mid-Autumn Festival // Chang’e Legend

Mid-Autumn Festival // Chang’e Legend

Posted On: September 20, 2013

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Yesterday I friend of mine gave me a beautiful box with two Mooncake for the Mid-Autumn Festival, a ...

Place to visit // La Minervetta Boutique Hotel

Place to visit // La Minervetta Boutique Hotel

Posted On: September 17, 2013

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Detail matters seems to be the motto of La Minervetta boutique hotel in Sorrento. Every ...

Weekly Mood Board // Ginkgo

Weekly Mood Board // Ginkgo

Posted On: September 17, 2013

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Recently I have bought a series of japanese ceramic with Ginkgo leaves decoration, I am ...

Embroidery Door Surround // Tekke Turkmen kapunuk

Embroidery Door Surround // Tekke Turkmen kapunuk

Posted On: September 10, 2013

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Recently I have started to research about Embroidery Door Surround a common habit in Uzbekistan, ...

Bosco Sodi // Texture

Bosco Sodi // Texture

Posted On: September 10, 2013

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Bosco Sodi is a mexican artist who lives and work between New York, Barcelona, Mexico ...

The Collector’s eye // Traditional Low Chair

The Collector’s eye // Traditional Low Chair

Posted On: September 6, 2013

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Yesterday I went to visit my friends in Bangkok, they recently came back from a ...

Teste di Moro // Sicilian Ceramic Heads

Teste di Moro // Sicilian Ceramic Heads

Posted On: September 6, 2013

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The thing I am eyeing next is traditional Sicilian Ceramic Heads "Teste di Moro" and I ...

Fuxusa // Gift Cover Textile

Fuxusa // Gift Cover Textile

Posted On: September 6, 2013

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Few days ago I have found in an antique shop in Bangkok few pieces of ...

Damask // A textile for Clergy and Emperors

Damask // A textile for Clergy and Emperors

Posted On: September 3, 2013

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There is one fabric strongly connected to my childhood memories: Damask. I was always fascinated ...

Smoking Jacket // Coming back!

Smoking Jacket // Coming back!

Posted On: August 21, 2013

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Smoking Jacket  is an "overgarment designed to be worn while smoking tobacco, usually in the form of pipes and cigars, or ...

Romeo Gigli // The Orientalist

Romeo Gigli // The Orientalist

Posted On: August 15, 2013

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In the mid 80's  the Italian designer Romeo Gigli has designed for F/W collection, a ...

Hanae Mori // Japanese Haute Couture

Hanae Mori // Japanese Haute Couture

Posted On: August 14, 2013

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Recently I have bought 5 lacquered black bowls adorned by gold butterflies, a distinguishable sign ...

The Gritti Palace // Back to the Edge of Glory

The Gritti Palace // Back to the Edge of Glory

Posted On: August 9, 2013

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The luxury hotel Gritti Palace in Venice has been renovated  by designer Chuck Chewning. I ...

The Collector’s eye // Lacquer Screen

The Collector’s eye // Lacquer Screen

Posted On: August 8, 2013

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The next thing I’m eyeing is an antique Japanese Lacquer Screen so I have started ...

Sancai // Ceramic Fascination

Sancai // Ceramic Fascination

Posted On: August 7, 2013

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One of my recent fascination is the "Camel and Drive" ceramic from the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907). ...

Mikimoto // The Perfect Pearl

Mikimoto // The Perfect Pearl

Posted On: July 24, 2013

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Kōkichi  Mikimoto was a Japanese entrepreneur who is credited with creating the first cultured pearl and subsequently starting the pearl ...

The world’s most beautiful woman // Soprano Lina Cavalieri

The world’s most beautiful woman // Soprano Lina Cavalieri

Posted On: July 24, 2013

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Yesterday I saw an old movie with Gina Lollobrigida called Beautiful But Dangerous (also known as The World's ...

The venetian Allure // Handmade Venetian Masks

The venetian Allure // Handmade Venetian Masks

Posted On: July 16, 2013

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The masks have always had a strong connection with italian culture, especially with Venice. Historically ...

Promemoria // Handmande furniture

Promemoria // Handmande furniture

Posted On: July 12, 2013

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Promemoria is founded by Sozzi family, at th ebeginning it was a workshop to restore ...